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This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 25

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1955:  Former NHL left winger Terry Martin born in Barrie, Ont.  Martin played in the NHL 1975-76 through 1984-85 with Buffalo, Quebec, Toronto, Edmonton and the Minnesota North Stars.

1967:  Minnesota North Stars faced the St. Louis Blues for the first time in team history at home, and won 3-2, at the Met Center.  Dave Balon led the scoring with a goal and two assists.

1975:  The US Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined it’s third-year members since opening in 1973 on this date in Eveleth, MN.  Inducted were:  Players: Stewart Iglehart, Anthony Conroy, Francis Harding Jr., Joseph Linder & Frederick Moseley Jr.

1978:  Minnesota’s 3M company introduces rinkboard advertising to the NHL in a Minnesota North Stars vs. Boston Bruins game on this date at the Met Center – forever changing advertising in the sport of hockey.

1989:  Rookie Mike Modano scored a goal and added two assists to lead the North Stars to a 4-2 win over the Sabres, in Minnesota.

2000:  Atlanta Thrashers picked up their first victory of the season (to end an 0-3-3 start) as Damian Rhodes made 27 saves for a 3-1 win at Edmonton.

2006:  Brian Rolston scored twice, Pierre-Marc Bouchard had three assists and Manny Fernandez made 35 saves as the Wild improved its franchise-best start (8-1-0) with a 3-1 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

2008:  Owen Nolan scored his first goal as a member of the Minnesota Wild and added an assist in a 2-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

2014:  Babbitt Arena in Northern, Minnesota was re-named and dedicated the Ron Castellano Arena after longtime Babbitt Coach Ron in his honor.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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